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Pedestrian Killed in Crash Near San Rafael Transit Hub

The 12:30 p.m. accident occurred near Heatherton and Third streets.

Authorities are investigating a an accident in San Rafael on Friday that left one pedestrian dead.
Authorities are investigating a an accident in San Rafael on Friday that left one pedestrian dead.

By Dan McMenamin

Bay City News Service


One person is dead following a crash between a vehicle and a pedestrian in San Rafael this afternoon, fire and California Highway Patrol officials said.

The collision was reported sometime around 12:30 p.m. near the San Rafael Transit Center at Third and Hetherton streets, San Rafael Fire Chief Christopher Gray said.

"It was just horrible, it's heartbreaking" said Andy Falk, who was near the intersection at the time of the crash.

"That's just a really dangerous intersection, I cross there every day and people are always dodging cars."

The CHP's Marin office wrote on Twitter that the collision resulted in a fatality and has prompted the northbound Central San Rafael off-ramp from Interstate Highway 580 to back up to the highway.

No other information about the collision was immediately available.

 

Gideon Rubin contributed to this report.

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